John Keeler

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This article is about the 17th-century Connecticut settler and state representative. For the fictional character on 24, see List of minor characters in 24#24: Season 4.
John Keeler
Deputy of the
General Assembly
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk[1]
In office
October 1698 – May 1699
Serving with Samuel Hayes
Preceded by Samuel Hayes
Succeeded by James Olmsted
Personal details
Born (1654-02-09)February 9, 1654[2]
Norwalk, Connecticut Colony[2]
Died May 19, 1717(1717-05-19) (aged 63)[2]
Norwalk, Connecticut Colony
Spouse(s) Sarah Beckwith, [3]Mehitable Rockwell[2] (m. June 18, 1879)[4]
Children Elizabeth Keeler Hoyt (m. Daniel Hoyt), John Keeler, Jr., Mehittabel Keeler Blatchly Hoyt, Hannah Keeler Bolt Gregory, Sarah Keeler Hoyt, David Keeler, Daniel Keeler, Jemima Keeler Canfield Benedict, Ruth Keeler Benedict[5][6]
Residence Norwalk, Connecticut Colony

John Keeler (February 9, 1654 – May 19, 1717) was a member of the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the October 1698 session.

He was the son of Ralph Keeler and Sarah Howes[2] and the brother of Samuel Keeler.

The Norwalk town meeting of February 20, 1679 named him among four "masters or overseers of those pounds lieing by five mile river side."[4] His name appears in a 1694 list of "persons who are members of town meetings, who have a vote and suffrage in town affairs." The question of whether to repair and enlarge the meeting house or to build a new one "on the place where John Keeler's barn stands" was considered at a town meeting January 9, 1719.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ An Historical Discourse in Commemoration of the Two-hundredth Anniversary of Norwalk
  2. ^ a b c d e "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/M4XZ-2WB : accessed 2014-05-06), entry for John KEELER ;SR.
  3. ^ "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SGBM-J2C : accessed 2014-05-06), entry for John /Keeler/.
  4. ^ a b c The Ancient Historical Records of Norwalk, Connecticut
  5. ^ "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9M2B-BNH : accessed 2014-05-06), entry for John KEELER SR.
  6. ^ History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield
Preceded by
Samuel Hayes
Deputy of the
General Assembly
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

October 1698–May 1699
With: Samuel Hayes
Succeeded by
James Olmsted